Catherine Lacey is the author of four works of fiction: Nobody Is Ever Missing, The Answers, Certain American States, and Pew.


Her honors include the 2021 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, inclusion on Granta's list of Best Young American Novelists,  a fellowship from NYFA, and nominations for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the PEN/Jean Stein Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages and published by The New Yorker, Harper's, The Believer, Playboy, and elsewhere.

Her fifth book, Biography of X, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2023.


Born in Mississippi, she is now based in Chicago.

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